The Ivy Chelsea Garden

4.5
9293 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Modern British menus served in a refined, art-filled space with a garden terrace and an orangery.
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monicaW
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place , fabulous decor and the food is great. Customer friendly service too

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KarenG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The team were friendly but quite judgy. I’ve been to several Ivy’s and this is the first time I felt like I was an inconvenience which was a shame.

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LaurenceS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, very attentive staff, stunning food. Very happy with rhe whole experience.

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PeterT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We were in one of the outer rooms and it was very cold so that didn't help
Service was poor, we had to wait a long time for our cocktails

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Clara
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal! Would definitely come back again in the future

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MayA
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

One of London’s top restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Delays to get our table, make orders, and receive our food. Reservation was at 2pm, left around 4pm 👎

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ChristinaQ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great lunch at The Ivy, Chelsea Garden but they forgot to bring one of our starters. We also had to send back the rice for a fresh bowl as it looked like it was ready to serve hours before arrival at our table; it was all congealed and dried out.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service1ambience1

Unforgivably my experience at the ivy Chelsea wasn’t great , the waiters were really not on it they got our drinks wrong , our food was cold both starters and mains and I had to go get someone to get me cutlery after asking for it , the only bit was nice was Ian who apologised and gave us two glasses of champagne , style over substance

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GW46
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Love the place but something went wrong and it took ages for our food to arrive. When it did some of it was cold. However, they realised there was a mess up and our drinks were taken off the bill for 2. So full marks to the staff on that front

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OpenTable Diner
Inverness
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience4

We have been wanting to go to The Ivy for a long time, but unfortunately our experience wasn't great. We waited for 25 minutes before any waiter acknowledged our existence. I ordered Eggs Benedict and asked to have my poached eggs hard, i.e. non-runny yolk. When my food arrived, the eggs were very soft and runny and the English muffin burnt. My husband's cappuccino arrived lukewarm. We saw that 2 or 3 of the tables around us were also getting impatient because the waiters weren't serving their tables. All in all not good service and not a place I will return to.

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Aarcher63
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Poor all round.
Hot breakfast / full English is well below standard . Sausages undercooked... Eggs .. fried .. but overcooked and hard yokes. Lukewarm bacon... none of the items were freshly cooked.. suspect all taken from platters of pre cooked items out in the kitchen. Would do better in local cafe.
Eggs Benedict... Eggs undercooked and soggy muffin as when eggs were put on muffin it would seem that a spoon full of water went over the muffin at same time.
For a place of this stature it was totally unacceptable.

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SergioP
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful!! Perfect for my date! Please best public transport near!

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HannahS
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was nice but small portions. The dish I initially wanted was sold out.
Service felt chaotic, different waiters at our table, mixed up the drinks order, chips came after meal was finished.
Atmosphere was busy but nice. Doesn’t feel like a luxury dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A wonderful winter setting, with decorations from ‘The Grinch’ covering the front of the restaurant and themed winter menus inside. The interior of the restaurant is beautifully decorated and has fantastic ambience. The exterior is a thriving jungle, with plants, flowers and fountains spaced throughout.

The team were able to accommodate me arriving 30 minutes early. Whilst I was sat outside in cool temperatures, heaters are plentiful and blankets are provided, making the dining experience more than comfortable.

Excellent quality of food and drink.

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3Review3
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was good and the service was attentive as always.
Unfortunately we were given a table in the conservatory area outside. Lots of drafts from the gaps in the glass panels.
It was extremely cold. In the booking it was not mentioned we were going to be outside.
We were given a blanket. The heating system it was not hot enough.
To my surprise I noticed that when the people sitting in the table next to us, the waitresses folded their blanket and live it in place for the next customers to use. It made me very uncomfortable as I didn’t think this was possible in Covid “times”!

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JemmaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience3

Sat out in the conservatory on one of the coldest nights. We werent told this in adance. Had to eat dinner in our big coats

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JulieT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and a beautiful restaurant.

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JennB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loves this experience. The service and food was superb. Only downside; it was a bit cold on the patio.

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Ginger
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Beautiful surroundings, but Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea disappointing for the money.

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deborahb
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the garden. The food is delicious and the whole experience great.

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aishleas
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant great staff and tasty food. What more could you want. Prices are decent also.

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Christopher
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was poor for the time of day 1:45. I was asked if i would like anythibg else by staff and x3 i asked for a beer and it kept getting forgot.

Everything else was great apart from the poor service.

Christopher.

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Jaimie
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous visit as always. Food is always amazing as is the service and atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place and food. We had a blast.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Super! What a night!

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AlanaM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were really looking forward to our first visit to the Ivy Chelsea having been to many other Ivy’s. We were disappointed to be sat outside in the garden area with no option of this on the original booking. It should be made clear at the time of booking that we would be sat outside or that these were the only tables available at the time of booking. Upon making this clear to the staff we were told that the area we were sat in was classified as inside. Although this was clearly not the case. We had to plug holes with blankets to prevent a draft coming from gaps in the structure behind behind us. This is not what we envisaged for evening. We found the service poor and the food underwhelming. We left feeling very disappointed. We expected so much more from the Ivy.

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Vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First placed in a cold corner but we asked for another table and they fixed the best table for us at the terrace! Super good service!

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KarenY
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service very topsy turvy and not that good. Wine arrived shortly after ordering it and the waiter began to pour it, even though we had ordered cocktails - which we were waiting for. After a long wait, cocktails came with the first course!! So our food went cold (because we were sat by the draft from the garden door) while we drank our cocktails. Main course came in due course, as they held it because we complained. My guest never received her parmesan until she asked x3 and had nearly finished her food...
We were sat by a (glass door) on the windiest evening of the year (storm Arwen) even though we were sat under the heater the draft every time it opened was quite unpleasant.

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Vikki
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Fantastic service. Will be returning in the new year!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kent
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epic evening! Great value, staff were amazing.

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DelissaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the beautiful decor! I will definitely come here again =D

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EllieL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fantastic experience in the Ivy! The food was perfectly light and the quantity was exactly right. We had fantastic service from a waiter called Carlos, very attentive and polite and created a wonderful experience for my boyfriend’s birthday. Thank you so much to the whole team. We will 1000% be back.

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EmiliaM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were amazing, very attentive and genuinely wanted us to have a lovely experience and it radiated through their service!! I will definitely be coming back in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Our waiter was really rude, weird with us and made us both feel really uncomfortable. All he said was ‘yes,please’ in a very odd tone. My date wanted chips as a side and he very rudely said she was already getting rice. He kept on taking our drinks menus away and then he never asked us if we wanted another the entire time. We had to call him over after waiting 20 minutes for more drinks. And it wasn’t as if he was busy as we were sat by where the waiters put orders in and saw him standing there many times. We had to ask for the dessert menus and he never came back to ask us if we wanted anything! He just made us feel very uncomfortable and unwelcome.

The food was really nice and did come fast. We had a new waitress who asked if we wanted anything else, she was very kind and attentive. A shame that was after we had been waiting to ask for a dessert for a while and didn’t have time for them! These were the reasons we still paid the service.

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felwahm
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The weather was extremely cold and we were seated outside (i choose out side but that usually mean the glass room ) without providing any heaters and with multiple empty tables on the glass room and other places they refused to move us to a more convenient place .. it was a torture !

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AngelinaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Ivy has really played on its name. The outside is all Christmas themed and the inside lacks this. The garden had no decorations and was too cold to eat outside. We ordered 3 drinks, two came one didn’t. So cold outside that the food became too cold before you could eat it so you couldn’t relax and eat.

The fish and chips were ok, not crunchy batter more soggy. About 45 minutes later the glass of fizz arrived after asking.

The food really does need to improve, ivy you can’t live behind your name.

Get some lovely winter wonderland land decorations in the garden If you are opening it - think of narnia.

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vipGlutenfreefoodie
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Was not very pleased with the experience - food was served at different times to people (some entrees delayed), cocktails forgotten about and the food was not great.

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FionaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & service. Beautiful place. Incredible decor. Can’t wait to come back!!

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SarahR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and, Michael, our waiter was superb.

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The Ivy Chelsea Garden is rated 4.5 stars by 9293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.